The NFLPA's insistence on getting the penalties reduced is preventing the Saints' bounty story from dissipating, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
NFL owners plan to vote on whether to accept a new labor agreement by 6 p.m. ET, multiple sources said.
The Saints have added defensive end Will Smith and running back Deuce McAllister to the active roster of 53 players, so both will be available to play Sunday after a judge put their suspensions on hold pending a decision on the NFLPA's lawsuit.
Who might the NFLPA select as Gene Upshaw's successor? There are several prominent candidates, John Clayton writes.